Help! My big chickens broke into the babies coop!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Crystalann815, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Crystalann815

    Crystalann815 Just Hatched

    May 25, 2016
    So I came home from football practice tonight and went in to check water levels and food because I have 9 hungry babies about 4-7 weeks of age... I also have 4 3 month old pullets and cockerels (2of each)
    Wouldn't you know it my sneaky chickens broke into the coop and I found them roosting happily. They have full access to the chicks but they aren't bothering them... Should I be worried? Should I move them?
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Flock Master Premium Member

    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    Were you going to integrate them eventually anyway? If so, I'd be tempted to leave them be if it were my flock. I'd just keep an eye on thing for a few days, provide multiple feeders and waterers and make sure they have plenty of space..
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2016
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    I would be tempted too....and ditto on the multiple feed/water station.....but make sure the littles have someplace they can get away from the biggers.

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